Make the switch to an eco-friendly lifestyle super easy with three of our best natural cleaning products!
Are you looking for clean, natural products to use in your home? 🙋🏻♀️
Yeah, you and me both!
I’ve been slowly but surely making the switch to a clean, all-natural lifestyle, and let me tell you, I’ve learned a lot!
The chemicals and toxins that are lurking in our foods, beauty products, and yes, even our cleaners…it’s ghastly!!
If you want a safe and super clean home but don’t know where to start, hang on to your mop!
I’ve got three fantastic natural cleaning products you’ll want to check out – and tons of tips on how to make the switch.
Let’s dig in!
Why should I switch to natural cleaning products?
Believe it or not, traditional cleaning products are loaded with harsh chemicals.
These ingredients are getting into the air when you spray them, and on counters and surfaces when you wash with them.
But it doesn’t stop there. Your kids are breathing that stuff in. And touching those surfaces.
Did you know that the fumes of common household cleaners have been linked to asthma?
And many common ingredients found in conventional cleaners have been linked to cancer, developmental toxicity, and reproductive toxicity.
According to this study, these are the ingredients to watch out for:
- Diethanolamine (DEA)
- Methylene chloride
- Ethylene oxide
- Ethylene Oxide
Of course, you may want to avoid phthalates and fragrances as well.
Phthalates are detrimental to the reproductive, neurological, and developmental systems, and fragrances are considered a trade secret, meaning companies do not need to disclose the ingredients.
So, the term ‘fragrance’ on an ingredient list has been used to hide harmful ingredients.
Toxic chemicals are found in household cleaners, laundry detergents, dish soap, and even your cosmetics!
And children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to these chemicals, causing all sorts of developmental and reproductive issues.
Not only do these chemicals harm our children, but they also hurt the environment. They seep into our water and pollute our air, harming aquatic species and natural habitats.
Natural cleaning products, on the other hand, use only safe, natural plant-based cleaning agents. Plus, they often come in biodegradable or recyclable packaging, reducing the impact on the environment.
They are an excellent option for anyone wanting to reduce the harmful effects of toxic chemicals in their homes while minimizing their environmental impact.
Do natural cleaning products work?
The ingredients in natural cleaning products are just as effective as the chemicals in traditional cleaners.
Natural cleaning products remove dirt, dust, and grime just as well as traditional cleaners. And if you use the right tools, such as microfiber cloths and scrubbing brushes, you can boost the effectiveness of natural cleaners.
The only thing you have to watch out for is disinfecting surfaces. Some natural cleaners do not disinfect.
If you need to kill germs, be sure to read your labels. Look for a natural cleaning product that is also labeled as a disinfectant.
How can I clean my house without chemicals?
There are two ways to clean your house without harsh chemicals:
1. Buy all-natural cleaners
2. Make your own cleaners
That’s it! It’s pretty easy to switch to natural cleaning products.
Many things you already have in your house can be used as natural cleaners, such as vinegar and baking soda.
And if you are shopping for natural cleaning products, look for products with vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, essential oils, and plant-based surfactants listed on the labels.
What is the best natural product to clean your house with?
Healthy Planet Products makes switching to natural cleaning products super easy, with their Essential Cleaning Collection.
It takes only three products to get rid of 56% of the toxic chemicals in your home!! (The other 46% is lurking in your laundry detergent, skin and hair products, and your food – YIKES!!)
You really don’t need a multitude of cleaning products to clean your home. We are trained to think we need:
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Countertop disinfectant
- Glass cleaner
- Bathtub cleaner
- Mildew remover
- Rust remover
- Calcium remover
- Floor cleaner
- Tile cleaner
- Wood cleaner
- Stainless steel cleaner
- Stovetop cleaner
- Oven cleaner
- Cupboard cleaner
- Sink cleaner
- Upholstery cleaner
- Rug cleaner
- Leather cleaner
- Vehicle cleaner
Oh, my goodness, I get overwhelmed just trying to list them all out!
But you can get rid of all of those, and easily clean your home with just three natural cleaning products.
Amazing Natural Cleaner
The Amazing Natural Cleaner contains naturally effective minerals and enzymes derived from edible and seed-bearing plants and other bio-based ingredients that deeply clean and sanitize any and all surfaces.
It kills up to 99% of bacteria and viruses as well.
You can use it on:
- Dining tables
- Side tables
- Vehicle interiors
- Leather seats
- Glass surfaces
And so much more!!
Multipurpose Mildew Eliminator
You can safely remove mildew from all sorts of surfaces, inside and out! Just spray it on the surface, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then lightly scrub, and wipe or rinse away!
Use it on:
- Shower walls
And so much more!!
Stainless Steel Cleaner
If you have stainless steel in your kitchen, you know how quickly tiny little fingers can smudge it up!
No worries though. Wipe those pesky (but cute!) little prints away easily with this stainless steel cleaner. Just spray on and wipe off.
It can be used on:
- Trash cans
- Toaster ovens
- Vent hoods
And any other stainless steel surfaces you have.
If you are ready to switch to natural cleaners, I’d start here, with the Essential Cleaning Collection. You don’t need anything else!
What to consider when shopping for natural cleaning products
It can be super confusing when you are shopping for cleaning products with natural ingredients. Unfortunately, a lot of companies label their products “green”, “clean”, “environmentally friendly”, and “all-natural” ….when they are not.
There is no regulation on how these words can be used, and what they actually mean. So, companies are free to call something natural when it is anything but.
This is called greenwashing.
It’s important to read your ingredient labels and do your research.
Here are some tips to make it a bit easier for you:
- Look for shorter, simpler ingredients. If you can pronounce it, or it is a word you are familiar with, there’s a better chance of it being a natural ingredient.
- Look for ingredients you know. Baking soda, quartz, limestone, and white vinegar, for example, are ingredients you know are natural.
- Look for products that are dye and fragrance-free. These won’t have hidden toxic ingredients. If you do want to purchase a fragranced cleaner, look for one that lists out the ingredients in the fragrance, or is fragranced with essential oils.
- Look for plant-based or biodegradable ingredients.
- Read product reviews.
- Check out the brand website, blog, or social media channels. They should have a good reputation for producing high-quality, eco-friendly, and effective cleaning solutions.
Packaging is also important.
You want to use products that minimize their impact on the environment as much as possible.
So, look for things like:
- Glass bottles
- Biodegradable packaging
- Recyclable packing
- Made from recycled ingredients
- Refillable bottles
Avoid single-use products, like cleaning wipes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have some questions? No problem!
Here’s the most common questions, when it comes to natural cleaners. And if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to put them in the comments below!
How can I clean my house naturally?
You don’t need a lot of cleaners to clean your house. Basically, all you need is something that lifts dirt, cuts through grease, and disinfects.
You most likely have everything you need in your kitchen cabinet!
- Baking soda – gently scrubs
- Essential oils – antimicrobial properties
- Hydrogen peroxide – disinfects and lifts away dirt
- Olive oil – protects wood
- White vinegar – shines, removes hard water stains, and degreases
All of these ingredients are great for cleaning with, especially if you use them in a DIY cleaning product.
But not everyone is down for making their own cleaning products. So, in that case, it’s best to go with the Essential Cleaning Collection from Healthy Planets. All it takes is three simple products to keep your home sparkling clean!
Oh – it also helps to have the right cleaning tools. Microfiber clothes, glass bottles, jars with lids, a spray bottle, scouring pads, and scrubbing brushes are really useful.
What all-natural products disinfect?
White vinegar is a safe alternative to chlorine bleach. It isn’t as effective, though.
Believe it or not, vodka is great! 100-proof is your best bet, but any vodka will do.
Lemons are also good, and they smell amazing! But they are not as good as white vinegar.
Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable using household products, you can also grab our Amazing Natural Cleaner. It disinfects 99% of viruses and bacteria.
What is an all-purpose natural house cleaner?
Save space and money by switching to a cleaner that does it all! An all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface for most messes, so you don’t have to buy multiple different products for different cleaning areas.
If you are looking for an all-purpose cleaning product, I’d go with the Amazing Natural Cleaner. It gently cleans and disinfects all surfaces.
What cleaner is best for everyday cleaning?
Hands down The Amazing Natural Cleaner is best for everyday life!
It is one of the best natural all-purpose cleaners. You can use it for light daily cleaning or for getting that deep Saturday clean done.
What is the best natural thing to clean with?
Vinegar and baking soda are the best natural cleaning products. It’s always good to have them on hand.
Some other great choices include:
- White vinegar
- Citric acid
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Corn starch
- Castile soap
- Tea tree oil
- Other essential oils, for fragrance
You might even already have some of these!
What is ‘naturally clean’?
There is no regulation on the definition of ‘natural’ or what it means to be ‘clean’. However, most eco-conscious companies agree that something is ‘natural’ and ‘clean’ if no harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances are used in the product.
Most clean products favor using biodegradable and plant-based ingredients that are better for your body and for the earth.
What is the great natural cleaning product and disinfectant?
Nothing beats vinegar, if you are looking for a home remedy to disinfect surfaces. It is a natural disinfectant.
Although, keep in mind that it isn’t as effective as rubbing alcohol or peroxide, in killing pathogens.
But it can break down dirt and reduce bacteria.
How can I clean my house without chemicals?
Moving to all-natural cleaners can feel overwhelming. But it really doesn’t have to be.
Do it slowly. As you run out of something, look for a natural cleaning product to replace it with.
This could be a DIY cleaner, or it could be something from our shop.
That’s all there really is to it. You don’t have to make it harder than it is.
Just keep in mind that we really don’t need all of the cleaners we use! A few natural cleaners can easily replace the oodles of chemical cleaners that we all have sitting in our cabinets right now.
Do natural cleaners work as well?
Yep, they sure do!
Just read the instructions before you use them. Many natural cleaners need to sit on the surface for a longer time than traditional cleaners, before scrubbing.
If you are worried, read the reviews before you buy. And if you find one that works for you, and you really like it, do the rest of us a favor, and leave a review as well!
Are natural cleaning products safe to use around pets?
Yes! In fact, that is one of the benefits of switching to natural cleaning products. They are good for the environment, for your pets, your children – and you!
After the dust settles…
If the dust is settling, you have work to do!! LOL.
Seriously, though. If you are looking for a clean, healthy home, make the switch to natural cleaning products today.
It’s super easy. You don’t have to do it all at once (unless you are doing it for health reasons). You can easily just swap out your old products for new, natural cleaning products as you run out.
Stop by our shop before you go and grab the Essential Cleaning Collection. It’s three cleaners – all you need to tackle your house!